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Robert Vetter

Robert Vetter, M.A. is a cultural anthropologist and educator for audiences that range from young children through adulthood including colleges. His teaching focuses on two areas: the intersection of spirituality and healing as well as the historic mistreatment of Native American peoples, with an eye toward social justice.

Robert advocates a model of intellectual collaboration as found in collaborative ethnography.  Toward that end, he co-authored the book Big Bow: The Spiritual Life and Teachings of a Kiowa Family with his adopted Kiowa uncle, medicine man Richard Tartsah (who invited Bob to co-author the book with him). Robert also hosts a podcast entitled “Healing and Spirituality in World Cultures.”

Events with Robert Vetter

Narrative Healing Arts: Using Traditional Stories (Online)
May 22, 2021

Join Lewis Mehl-Madrona, author of Coyote Wisdom: The Power of Story in Healing and Cultural Anthropologist Bob Vetter, as they share the therapeutic power of storytelling. What makes a story therapeutic? What is the right story for each occasion or client? How do we choose? Stories can be an important part of therapeutic work, supporting significant personal change. Counsellors, psychotherapists, physicians, and traditional healers have all used stories and storytelling in the course of their work since forever. Stories have been used for millennia to entertain, educate, and inform our understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. However, some stories…